Some of the author’s points are things I’ve been pondering since Obama’s Texas/Ohio debacle. Is Clinton, despite all the odds, the more electable candidate? She has been getting consistently better results among older voters, Hispanics, and women, constituencies that are more important in the general election than young people and black voters. And she’s doing better in primaries and in larger states, while Obama’s support is in smaller states and caucuses. She’s also a fighter, and very willing to go negative which, while divisive and undesirable, is often a good way to win elections. At the end of the day, straight electability trumps hope in my book, as much as I think he is the more inspiring candidate.